family that she's going to go through with it. she's going to stand up there tall, proud of who she is she's going to be there at the homecoming coronation and the dance. she's got the support of a lot of people. she's got a facebook page that is 96,000 strong and growing. and she's got local businesses and community members donating her dresses, her hairdo, meals, everything. i sat down with her yesterday, here's a little bit of what she said about how she describes this experience. >> i'm just overwhelmed. i'm, like, so many people care. and they want this to end. i thought before, you know, no one cares about me. and i thought, you know, not even my own brother and sister care but they're proving they do care. the world is proving that they -- not really care about me, but they care about the situation. so, like, i'm happy. i'm really honored. >> reporter: the actual homecoming coronation will happen tonight at the football game and whitney tells me her dad will walk her out on the football field, she will be holding her head high and she will have more confidence than ever as the community and really the world, fred, watch.